Transform Project

Real People, Different Goals, Real Results

There is a reason Dr. Rukmini (Vinaya) Rednam is known as “The Confidence Doc,” and it goes far beyond her work as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. In everything she does, Dr. Rednam is dedicated to helping her patients feel beautiful, confident, and worthy as their authentic selves.

This is the motivation behind her Transform Project, a photo- and video-journalism showcase focused on the ways her surgical results positively impact the lives of her patients. Dr. Rednam takes the time to form deeply personal relationships with each of her patients, which is the only way she can truly understand their desires, needs and goals. This is how she achieves results that are more than aesthetically stunning: they truly do justice to her patients’ spirits.

From helping patients reaffirm a connection with their femininity after breast cancer, to encouraging patients to honor their true selves through gender affirmation surgery, Dr. Rednam’s mission is to walk with her patients on their journeys with compassion, understanding, grace…and absolutely no judgment. As her patients will say, many come to her during some of the darkest days of their lives, when they feel anything BUT beautiful. But Dr. Rednam sees the beauty in them, and she guides and encourages them until they see it, too.

Breast reconstruction, tummy tuck and liposuction patient

Breast Reconstruction | Tummy Tuck | Liposuction

A breast cancer diagnosis comes with many challenges, but looking for breast reconstruction surgery doesn’t have to be one of them. Rolunda shares her testimony that highlights the level of patient care that Dr. Rednam provides for her patients.

Gender affirmation patient

"Everything I’ve Wanted to See" | Gender Affirming Surgery

Chey shares his story. He chooses to be authentic to himself within a community that lacks representation. He put his trust in Dr. Rednam, an experienced board-certified female plastic surgeon, and never looked back.

Gender Affirming Surgery Patient

“Take Up the Space I Deserve”| Gender Affirming Surgery

Emma’s story involves taking control of her life and taking up the space she deserves. She chose Dr. Rednam to perform her top surgery after deciding that she was ready to embrace the person she wanted to be.

Body contouring patient

Body Contouring and Skin Removal Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

Kim talks about the mental shift she made during her journey and how Dr. Rednam helped her achieve the goals she set for herself.

Arm lift and body lift patient

Arm Lift, Tummy Tuck, and 360 Liposuction

After losing a large amount of weight, patients are often looking for a new start. A chance to feel comfortable in their body and let their light shine. By removing excess skin after weight loss, they are able to live their lives to the fullest.

Mommy Makeover Patient

"A Surgeon Can Absolutely Help" | Mommy Makeover

Christi shares what plastic surgery did in her personal life. She went from being unhappy while getting dressed to loving her body and comparing it to her days before motherhood.

Top Surgery Patient

"How Transitions Should Be"| Gender Affirming Top Surgery

Christal shares her top surgery experience in Dr. Rednam's office. We are so happy to know that patients hold our office as the standard of plastic surgery care.

Breast Reconstruction After Bilateral Mastectomy

Courtney shares that during her breast cancer journey, Dr. Rednam understands that the results she was looking for were as important as fighting her diagnosis.

Mommy Makeover Patient

Mommy Makeover | Tummy Tuck

With Dr. Rednam's vast experience, and incredible bedside manner, people like Debra, are able to find the professional yet personable help they are looking for.

Top surgery patient

"It's Your Happiness.. This is Your Life.." | Gender Affirming Top Surgery

Harley shares his journey to becoming who he was always supposed to be. He is smiling more and living his authentic life.

Breast Augmentation Patient

Breast Augmentation | Breast Lift

Hannah describes her experience with breast augmentation and breast lift surgery with Dr. Rednam.

Breast augmentation patient

Breast Augmentation | Breast Implants

Like Helecia mentions, breast augmentation is not something a patient can achieve without a surgical procedure.

Transgender Surgery Patient

The First Step | Transgender Surgery

Choosing to take the first step to live an authentic life can be, like Jacqueline says, life-saving.

Facelift patient

Lower Facelift Surgery

Judy went to Dr. Rednam for a lower face lift, and she could not be more thrilled with the results. She feels that her lower face lift has taken off 20 years and is proud to announce her real age.

Breast Lift and Breast Reduction Patient

Breast Lift | Breast Reduction

Karley's life was changed when she decided it was time to stop suffering through back pain and her biggest insecurity.

Transgender Top Surgery

“Authentically Me” | Transgender Top Surgery

Upon meeting Dr. Rednam, Eddie recognized her passion, experience, and abundant knowledge of transgender surgery.

Gender Affirmation Patient

"The Time I Have Left Will Be Perfect" | Trans Patient

Katra shares that the only thing that was going to truly bring her happiness was to make that leap and schedule her consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Mommy makeover patient

"I'm Back to Being Me" | Mommy Makeover

Nayely shares her message to mother’s considering a tummy tuck, liposuction, or mommy makeover. Her message is loud and clear. It is impossible to make everyone happy.

Tummy tuck patient

Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty Surgery

Jana describes her experience finding herself again and taking the leap to find a plastic surgeon who was the right fit.

Breast Cancer Reconstruction Patient

Breast Cancer Reconstruction Surgery

Cindy sits down to tell her story of strength and in the end beauty. Cindy knew from the moment she met Dr. Rednam that she was the surgeon for her.

Breast Augmentation Patient

Breast Reduction

Join Lucia as she shares her experience with breast reduction, a decision that empowered her as an individual and enhanced her journey through womanhood and motherhood.

Mommy Makeover Patient

Mommy Makeover | Breast Augmentation

Beth shares her personal journey of undergoing a transformative mommy makeover! As a proud mother, she understands the joys and challenges of raising children.

Dr. Rednam posing after transformation

Plastic Surgeon Steps into a Patient Role

Dr. Rednam is a board-certified plastic surgeon with several years of experience. She shares, for the first time, her journey after stepping into a patient's shoes. She expresses she has now been in every role, from operating to understanding the hardships patients may experience when deciding to have plastic surgery. Dr. Rednam recognizes that plastic surgery is not an easy decision, and she shares her "Why" for getting plastic surgery.

Breast Reconstruction Patient

Breast Reconstruction | Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer can be an ugly word, but Angela shows us that even out of the ugliest diagnosis, with support, a strong care team, an incredible plastic surgeon, and a lot of faith-- it doesn't have to be.

From mommy makeovers, gender-affirming surgery (top surgery), breast cancer reconstruction, and much more.

Our TRANSFORM patient project has evolved into something bigger than we could have expected. It has become a safe place for people from all walks of life to tell their stories, and it has become a project full of real people and representation in a field where it is most lacking.

This project has shown us that plastic surgery goes beyond “plastic.” It helps people find their voice, be their authentic selves, and regain their lost confidence. We could not be more proud of this project, and we thank you all for supporting the incredible patients who share their stories. Stay tuned for more!

Breast Cancer Reconstruction | Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer can be an ugly word, but Angela shows us that even out of the ugliest diagnosis, with support, a strong care team, an incredible plastic surgeon, and a lot of faith– it doesn’t have to be.

Dr. Rednam knows that the challenges of breast cancer include inward battles as well as physical, and is there to walk through every step with her patients.

As a female plastic surgeon, she understands the importance of preserving the femininity her patients are looking to keep after a double mastectomy.

A nipple-sparing mastectomy could be the difference in feeling and looking like yourself again. When looking for breast reconstruction surgeons near me, you can trust that Dr. Rednam will go the extra mile to provide the utmost support and results you are looking for.

Everything I’ve Wanted to See | Gender Affirming Surgery

Chey shares his story. He chooses to be authentic to himself within a community that lacks representation. He put his trust in Dr. Rednam, an experienced board-certified female plastic surgeon, and never looked back.

Dr. Rednam understands how important it is to see outwardly what is in the mind of her patients. Top surgery can be a difficult decision, but Dr. Rednam is there every step of the way to walk her patients through every option and presents the safest methods for achieving her patient’s ultimate goals.

Transgender surgery can be the piece that helps your body match your mind.

Thank you for being an incredible light of representation, Chey.

Arm lift and body lift patient
Arm lift and body lift patient
Arm lift and body lift patient

Arm Lift, Tummy Tuck, and 360 Liposuction

After losing a large amount of weight, patients are often looking for a new start. A chance to feel comfortable in their body and let their light shine. By removing excess skin after weight loss, they are able to live their lives to the fullest.

Meet Briyawna, after losing over 100lbs she was ready to look as fabulous and she felt! She underwent 360 liposuction with a tummy tuck and a brachioplasty (arm lift) and she couldn’t be more radiant.

Dr. Rednam understands the importance of skin removal after weight loss and is there to help her patients every step of the way. With her years of expertise, Dr. Rednam can guide her patients in the direction they are wishing to go with their elective plastic surgery.

 

“Take Up the Space I Deserve”| Gender Affirming Surgery

Dr. Rednam is always honored when our patients choose us as their provider for a life-changing surgery.

Emma’s story involves taking control of her life and taking up the space she deserves. She chose Dr. Rednam to perform her top surgery after deciding that she was ready to embrace the person she wanted to be. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon to consult regarding gender affirming surgery, Dr. Rednam is the doctor you are looking for. Dr. Rednam has an extensive portfolio and has performed top surgery both removing tissue and inserting breast implants to her patients depending on their overall personal goal.

Body contouring patient
Body contouring patient
Body contouring patient

Body Contouring and Skin Removal Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

If you have recently undergone an incredible weight loss transformation and are looking for post weight loss plastic surgery in Houston, watch Kim tell her story. She tells us about her post weight loss surgery procedures that helped her become the person you see today. There are many benefits of body contouring and skin removal surgery after weight loss. Kim talks about the mental shift she made during her journey and how Dr. Rednam helped her achieve the goals she set for herself.

a mommy makeover patient
a mommy makeover patient
a mommy makeover patient

“A Surgeon Can Absolutely Help” | Mommy Makeover

Christi shares what plastic surgery did in her personal life. She went from being unhappy while getting dressed to loving her body and comparing it to her days before motherhood.

Dr. Rednam knows that it takes six to eight weeks for a uterus to return to its standard size, but for some, it may take much longer for their post-pregnancy belly to return to “normal.” Others may find that their bellies take on a permanently different new appearance. Some may love their post-baby bodies! It is miraculous to bring a child into the earth, and it should be celebrated.

However, some may need to seek the help of a board certified plastic surgeon and opt to do a mommy makeover to feel fully confident in themselves again.

A gender affirming surgery patient
A gender affirming surgery patient
A gender affirming surgery patient

“How Transitions Should Be”| Gender Affirming Top Surgery

Christal shares her top surgery experience in Dr. Rednam’s office. We are so happy to know that patients hold our office as the standard of plastic surgery care.

Dr. Rednam and her team ensure that every patient that walks through her door receives the same level of gender affirming care and respect. Dr. Rednam answers all questions and offers advice backed by years of experience in transgender surgery.

Like Christal, we hope that wherever you decide to seek gender affirming care, you are treated with the highest respect and genuine care that Dr. Rednam shows her patients, because that is what transitions should be like for everyone that makes that decision.

A breast reconstruction patient
A breast reconstruction patient
A breast reconstruction patient

Breast Reconstruction After Bilateral Mastectomy

A breast cancer diagnosis is difficult to navigate. Breast reconstruction surgery can bring back normality after a bilateral mastectomy.

Courtney shares that during her breast cancer journey, Dr. Rednam understands that the results she was looking for were as important as fighting her diagnosis.

Dr. Rednam uses her years of experience to provide the most natural and desirable results when performing a breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy. She understands that her patients experiencing a cancer diagnosis want to feel like themselves again. She is there from the beginning with options and the upmost compassion.

In Courtney’s specific case Dr. Rednam preformed a DIEP Flap surgery. A DIEP breast reconstruction is done by using your own tissue without the use of implants. A DIEP flap procedure uses a combination of skin, fat, and/or muscle that is moved from areas such as your abdomen, upper back, upper hip, or buttocks to the chest where it is shaped into a new breast.

Being a female plastic surgeon also allows her a more personal view on the importance of having the most natural breasts that plastic surgery can offer while going through the many difficult phases of a breast cancer diagnosis. Dr. Rednam believes that everyone deserves to be the best version of themselves.

A mommy makeover patient
A mommy makeover patient
A mommy makeover patient

Mommy Makeover | Tummy Tuck

All mothers have a different experience having children. Some are able to diet and exercise to get back to where they were. Unfortunately, some may need a bit of help from a plastic surgeon to get back the body they had before the child/children.

A mommy makeover can include some form of breast surgery or breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. This plastic surgery procedure is used primarily to rejuvenate the body areas that were most impacted by motherhood.

With Dr. Rednam’s vast experience, and incredible bedside manner, people like Debra, are able to find the professional yet personable help they are looking for.

A gender affirming patient
A gender affirming patient
A gender affirming patient

“It’s Your Happiness.. This is Your Life..” | Gender Affirming Top Surgery

Harley shares his journey to becoming who he was always supposed to be. He is smiling more and living his authentic life. Harley was supported in his journey by his wife and Dr. Rednam’s incredible team. By the end of his journey they had become more like family.

Harley now feels comfortable in his body and is living his life. “It’s your happiness, this is your life it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks”

A breast augmentation patient
A breast augmentation patient
A breast augmentation patient

Breast Augmentation | Breast Implants

Dr. Rednam believes in delivering the best results no matter what plastic surgery procedure she is performing.

A breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures Dr. Rednam performs, but she does not take the procedure lightly. She delivers the best results possible with every case, listening to her patient’s and informing them about pre-op and post op instructions in clear detail.

Like Helecia mentions, breast augmentation is not something a patient can achieve without a surgical procedure. A breast augmentation could make a person’s self confidence skyrocket, and Dr. Rednam is looking forward to being a part of that journey of confidence!

A breast augmentation patient
A breast augmentation patient
A breast augmentation patient

Breast Augmentation | Breast Lift

Hannah describes her experience with breast augmentation and breast lift surgery with Dr. Rednam.

When having children, changes occur on our bodies. Sometimes those changes are not things we can address with a healthy diet and exercise. Dr. Rednam uses her years of experience and personal motherhood journey to ensure that every mommy makeover is done with the upmost care.

As mother’s, many sacrifices are had, but one of those sacrifices, doesn’t have to be confidence. Mother’s should be able to achieve their dream bodies wether that be with a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, breast lift, or all of the above.

Dr. Rednam is ready to help you gain back the confidence you had before pregnancy.

A facelift patient
A facelift patient
A facelift patient

Lower Facelift Surgery

Judy went to Dr. Rednam for a lower face lift, and she could not be more thrilled with the results.

She feels that her lower face lift has taken off 20 years and is proud to announce her real age. With barely visible incisions around the ear, Dr. Rednam was able to lift and sculpt Judy’s face, keeping her natural appearance with a more defined and youthful overall appearance.

A transgender patient
A transgender patient
A transgender patient

The First Step | Transgender Surgery

Choosing to take the first step to live an authentic life can be, like Jacqueline says, life-saving.

Dr. Rednam understands the importance of her patients’ decisions when coming to her for gender affirming care. This is why she meets her patients’ needs by answering all the questions they might have while taking the first step, often a consultation to discuss options and know the facts.

Being a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, backed by years of experience, has allowed Dr. Rednam to serve the LGBTQ community. Dr. Rednam is equipped to go above and beyond in the operating room with her immense attention to detail, but she remains human, holds hands, and delivers smiles with reassurance every step.

We appreciate our transgender patients and are honored to be chosen for such an important decision. Thank you for sharing your story, Jacqueline.

A breast lift patient
A breast lift patient
A breast lift patient

Breast Lift | Breast Reduction

Breast reductions are not typically described in the way Dr. Rednam’s patient, Karley describes her experience.

Karley’s life was changed when she decided it was time to stop suffering through back pain and her biggest insecurity.

By trusting Dr. Rednam, she is now able to wake up and put on any outfit and feel her most confident.

A Top Surgery Patient
A Top Surgery Patient
A Top Surgery Patient

“Authentically Me” | Transgender Top Surgery

Eddie was looking for the “best plastic surgeons near me,” and found Dr. Rednam. He was initially looking to shop around for the best plastic surgeon in Houston, but upon meeting Dr. Rednam he recognized her passion, experience, and abundant knowledge of transgender surgery.

Trans Patient
Trans patient
transgender patient

“The Time I Have Left Will Be Perfect” | Trans Patient

Making the transition can mean making up for lost time. Dr. Rednam strives to give as much time back to her patients as possible, it all starts with a decision for gender affirming surgery.

Katra shares that the only thing that was going to truly bring her happiness was to make that leap and schedule her consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.

A sex change operation should be done with someone that has the years of experience needed to not only treat the physical changes, but provide the emotional support a patient might need with a transgender surgery. Katra describes Dr. Rednam as kind and informative, noting that her and her team were able to make her feel at ease with the entire transition.

mommy makeover patient
mommy makeover patient
mommy makeover patient

“I’m Back to Being Me” | Mommy Makeover

Nayely shares her message to mother’s considering a tummy tuck, liposuction, or mommy makeover. Her message is loud and clear. It is impossible to make everyone happy. She urges mothers to choose themselves by doing what will make them happy. If that includes plastic surgery to get you back to your pre-baby body, do that. You deserve to feel like yourself again.

Plastic surgery after children can look different for everyone, as pregnancy can affect bodies differently. Dr. Rednam can use breast augmentation, liposuction, breast reduction, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and more to get your body closer to the pre-pregnancy results you are looking for.

Mommy makeover patient
Mommy makeover patient
Mommy makeover patient

Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty Surgery

There is only so much that exercising can do for our bodies when losing weight or after having children.

Jana describes her experience finding herself again and taking the leap to find a plastic surgeon who was the right fit.

Dr. Rednam makes her patients feel beautiful when they walk into her office. She is not there to change who the person is but to help them become who they have always been.

Breast Reconstruction patient
Breast Reconstruction patient
Breast Reconstruction patient

Breast Cancer Reconstruction Surgery

Cindy sits down to tell her story of strength and in the end beauty. Cindy knew from the moment she met Dr. Rednam that she was the surgeon for her.

Cindy was fearless and in her interview details her love for her new breast and body.

breast augmentation patient
breast augmentation patient

Breast Reduction

Join Lucia as she shares her experience with breast reduction, a decision that empowered her as an individual and enhanced her journey through womanhood and motherhood.

Breast reduction can aid in self-discovery, confidence, and embracing the beauty of being a woman.

Lucia takes you back to the moments when she realized that embracing her authentic self meant embracing the beauty of her body. She opened up about the insecurities she faced and how breast reduction became a catalyst for her journey of self-acceptance.

Mommy makeover patient
Mommy makeover patient
Mommy makeover patient

Mommy Makeover | Breast Augmentation

Beth shares her personal journey of undergoing a transformative mommy makeover! As a proud mother, she understands the joys and challenges of raising children.

However, Dr. Rednam also knows that our sacrifices as moms can take a toll on our bodies.

Beth decided to share her mommy makeover experience to inspire and support other women who may be considering a similar transformation.

In this video, she takes you through her story, from the initial decision to undergo a mommy makeover to the emotional and physical aspects of the journey.

A mommy makeover can include various procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, augmentation, liposuction, and more.

But it’s not just about the physical changes. Motherhood comes with its own set of emotions and mental challenges. Beth delves into the impact of her mommy makeover on her self-confidence, body image, and overall well-being.

Breast Reconstruction Patient
Breast Reconstruction Patient
Breast Reconstruction Patient

Breast Reconstruction | Tummy Tuck | Liposuction

A breast cancer diagnosis comes with many challenges, but looking for breast reconstruction surgery doesn’t have to be one of them.

Rolunda shares her testimony that highlights the level of patient care that Dr. Rednam provides for her patients.

Dr. Rednam uses the advancements of plastic surgery to provide the most natural results when performing a breast reconstruction after double mastectomy. She understands that her patients experiencing a cancer diagnosis go through more than just outward bodily changes, and is there every step of the way.

Being a female plastic surgeon also allows her a more personal view on the importance of details in the breast reconstruction.

A nipple-sparing mastectomy could be the difference in feeling and looking like yourself again. When looking for breast reconstruction surgeons near me, you can trust that Dr. Rednam will go the extra mile to provide the upmost support and results you are looking for.

Dr. Rednam posing after transformation
Dr. Rednam posing after transformation
Dr. Rednam posing after transformation

Plastic Surgeon Steps into a Patient Role

Dr. Rednam is a board-certified plastic surgeon with several years of experience. She shares, for the first time, her journey after stepping into a patient’s shoes. She expresses she has now been in every role, from operating to understanding the hardships patients may experience when deciding to have plastic surgery. Dr. Rednam recognizes that plastic surgery is not an easy decision, and she shares her “Why” for getting plastic surgery.

She hopes that by sharing her journey, her patients and potential patients will know that her level of care goes beyond that of surgery. She hopes patients see her as a human with real-life struggles and know that she is a safe place both on the operating table and in the consultation room.

Transform Project Credit

Jade Elizabeth Portrait

Photographer: Jade Elizabeth

Sara Eudy Mua Portrait

Makeup Artist: Sara Eudy

Stephanie Leonard Portrait

Makeup Artist: Stephanie Leonard

Johnson Media Portrait

Videographers: Johnson Media (Lyla and Jarrett)